If you are installing a resin sink, countertop, or work surface, you want to be sure you take certain steps before, during, and after installation. Here is a general explanation of the installation steps required for an ideal application. For a complete explanation, check out the Installation and Care Manual for Epoxy Resin Worksurfaces and Sinks.
You want to wait to install your epoxy resin item until the final stages of the construction process. Remember, epoxy resin isn’t indestructible. If you install these surfaces earlier, you risk damaging them. Until you are ready to install the countertops or workspaces, you should store them in a safe, dry area.
When you are ready to install your epoxy resin surface, you should start by leveling the countertops or supports. Then, you can begin to lay out your countertop. Before you install it, though, you want to do a dry run. Each piece of your epoxy resin surface should have a label indicating where you should place it. Before you mix the epoxy adhesive, make sure each piece and curb fits perfectly. Don’t forget to have an extra pair of hands during this process. Epoxy resin is both heavy and awkward. If you don’t have help lifting it, you might not be able to determine if everything lines up as it should.
Mixing the Adhesive
Be sure to mix your epoxy adhesive correctly, as it is critical to successfully installing your surfaces. Again, since this is a general explanation, make sure you consult the manual before beginning to mix the adhesive. Be certain you only mix enough adhesive to work with the specific section you are installing. Mixing too much might cause the adhesive to prematurely set. Also, do not contaminate unmixed adhesive with that you have already mixed by using the same device to scoop and mix. Finally, make sure you spread out any unused adhesive thinly, as it will generate its heat and set up too quickly if you don’t.
Installing the Surfaces
Before you glue the surface into place, make sure two congruent pieces are both level and flat. If you need, use shims to adjust the pieces. Then, place adhesive every 24 inches and lower the epoxy resin pieces into place. Continue this process until all epoxy resin pieces are in place. Be sure to leave a one-eight inch seem in between each piece. Then, after masking both edges of each seam, fill the gaps with adhesive.
While the explanation here is general in nature, installing epoxy resin surfaces is not difficult if you follow the steps in the manual.